I made my own face scrub and I'm so excited and proud of myself I thought I'd share it with you! I'm sure it's been done before by SOMEONE out there....but for once SOMEONE was me! And it WORKED! This will exfoliate your dry dead skin cells away giving you a fresh faced dewy glow we all love.
Ingredients (in this order):
1.) 1 small (3 oz or so??) container with airtight lid
2.) 3-4T Extra Virgin Olive Oil (make sure it's EXTRA VIRGIN)
3.) 2T of honey
4.) 1/2C extra fine granulated sugar
Now, of course it'd be best to use organic of all materials since there would be no added chemicals but regular kinds will work just fine too.
This is used to hydrate your skin. I cannot stress how important it is to keep your face moisturized. Even if you have very oily skin, you still need to keep it moisturized! Not keeping it hydrated will give you even more oily skin because your skin is made to be moisturized and then it will just keep creating more and more oil if you don't have it properly moisturized to begin with. This scrub will keep your skin elastic and hydrated, leaving it less prone to wrinkles and any other aging factors. Some people get nervous about putting an oil on their face, but this will NOT clog your pores! Before all these high tech moisturizers came out and the science and technology was available, women swore by this as their key beauty ingredient. And I can say for myself, I today, do too. Age prevention is the key.
This cleanses, contains antioxidants, & provides additional hydration for that supple dewy glow by tightening your pores.
Organic sugar will be granulated more finely than regular every day grocery sugar. That would be best to use if you have very sensitive skin. Regular sugar is fine as an exfoliant as long as you gentle while applying and massaging into skin.
Directions (what I did anyway)
Combine all ingredients in container and mix with a spreader, fork, spoon...whatever you can find to mix it with! Splash your face with water to dampen your skin and apply scrub all over your face (avoiding eye area) with your fingers or those little plastic spatulas you can find at pretty much any beauty supply store. If my lips are really chapped and dry I'll put this on them too and use the same following method. Let sit and soak into skin for 5 minutes or so. Gently massage into skin, adding water as needed to get a sludgy and workable consistency. Massage into skin for 60 seconds or so. Rinse completely with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Your skin will feel hydrated, smooth, and just amazing.
ALWAYS remove makeup first and cleanse your face before using this! If you don't you'll just be working all that crud into your pores! Icky! Do not refrigerate this...all the ingredients weren't refrigerated beforehand, so no need to refrigerate it afterward. It should keep for about a month or a little more and I use this no more than twice a week. If you happen to try this, let me know how it works for you!
Is this a recipe you would try? What is your homemade facial scrub recipe?